Current 15-inch MacBook Pro owners won't feel the need to upgrade, but the handful of tweaks included here keep this expensive system at the top of the list for powerful midsize laptops.
You can dive into the various subcategories here for detailed suggestions for every need and budget, but on this page, we present the current laptops that are our personal favorites, because of style, power, value, or just because we like them.
While the upcoming 12-inch MacBook has all the buzz, this 13-inch system gets a handful of updates to remain a top choice for combining power and portability.
The Ativ Book 9 Pro and Spin feel superb, but they're pretty pricey
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Most MacBooks are fine as-is, but if you feel the need to add a shell for protection or customization, the Vaja Leather Suit is a high-quality example, with a high price to match.
Some tiny tweaks for Apple's biggest laptop
If the rumors are true, the updated laptop would include the new Force Touch trackpad, which responds differently based on how much pressure you apply to the surface.
When in doubt, push harder. At least, that's the approach Apple wants you to take with its new Force Touch trackpad.
Apple's new Force Touch trackpad offers pressure sensitive controls, which you can customize. Here's what you need to know.
The smaller Retina MacBook Pro gets a new CPU, faster flash memory and a new touchpad, but it's still only a minor update from the past few editions.